Former Monroeville mayor pleased to join turnpike commission
Former state Senator and Monroeville Mayor Sean Logan says he wants to help make the Pennsylvania Turnpike run more efficiently and regain the public's trust.
“We have to make the commission more efficient. We have to make it more accountable and more transparent,” said Logan, who the state Senate confirmed on Sunday to a seat on the commission.
Gov. Tom Corbett nominated Logan, 43, last month to replace former state Sen. Bill Lincoln, who resigned.
After his nomination, Logan said he met with turnpike leaders and found the agency to be “committed to becoming more responsive to customers, to citizens of the commonwealth and to all stakeholders. I'm also impressed by the commission's commitment to regain the trust of all Pennsylvanians.”
That trust took a hit in March when the state Attorney General's office charged eight men, including former turnpike CEO Joe Brimmeier of Ross, of being involved in an alleged “pay-to-play” scheme in which companies' campaign contributions and gifts help them secure lucrative contracts.
As a state senator, Logan served as vice chairman at the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency during a tumultuous period that resulted in a series of reforms.
“That's what I look forward to doing at the turnpike,” he said.
Turnpike Chairman William Lieberman of Squirrel Hill described Logan as a “dedicated and thoughtful leader.”
The turnpike identified its three appointments to a special advisory committee that will review turnpike policies and procedures related to contracting and business practices. Turnpike CEO Mark Compton established the committee in the wake of the corruption scandal.
The appointments include Maureen Lally-Green of Cranberry, a retired state Superior Court judge. Other appointments include retired law professor John L. Gedid of Mechanicsburg and M.G. Patel of Harrisburg, a former PennDOT chief engineer and construction company executive.
Tom Fontaine is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-320-7847 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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